Objects of Design #336: Create Me Textile

create me textile from humade allows you to repair clothes and cushions to your own design
create me textile from humade allows you to repair clothes and cushions to your own design

Some of you may remember a little while ago I wrote about the wonderful gold glue repair kit for ceramics. Called Kintsugi, it was developed by Dutch company Humade, founded by sisters Lotte and Gieke.

create me textile repair kit from humade
the textile repair kit comes in four colours

Well they’ve come up with a new and, I think, equally clever, product. It’s a repair kit for textiles – clothes, cushions, loose covers – whatever you like. The idea is that instead of weeping over a ruined item you get creative. You also don’t have to do any sewing, which is a bonus for many.

Create-me---TEXTILE from humade
the kit contains lots of different shapes

Basically you choose your colour kit – gold, silver, yellow or pink. Pick the shapes you like and iron over the rip. It costs €21 with another five or so for postage.

“The idea is that a whole or a tear gives you the inspiration to create.” said Lotte to me this week. “It came about because I got a big glue stain on my favourite shirt during a repair event.”

a still from the video
a still from the video

Aside from the fact that she has called it a repair event, which is just wonderful – because, God knows, trying to mend a pair of jeans or a ripped shirt can definitely feel like an event – what a brilliant idea.

There is a little video showing how it all works, which I would love to show you but that’s a technological step too far so you can click this link instead.

Now, excuse me while I go and rip a hole in something.

To find out what happened after I blogged about the Kintsugi glue click here 


Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.

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